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We are living and working in a world of uncertainties. Disruption, unending difficulties and having every hopeful question answered with a firm “no, not yet,” have been our fare for 20 months. Most of us are conditioned to react automatically to the circumstances that occasion our emotional responses. Our sense of emotional equilibrium is usually … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Mind the Gap
Why invest in wellbeing when the times are so busy, even overwhelming? Wellbeing strategies can work to reduce stress and prevent burnoutWellbeing improves mood, reduces illness and fatigue, improves outlook, and strengthens all our livingWellbeing activities can be fun, can lighten our load, and brighten our moodWellbeing strategies can be fit into almost any day … Continue reading Building Wellbeing
Happy Friday, because Friday is coffee time! Wait. Every day is coffee time, right? Smart guy. I stay true to my friends. How I like my best of all.
Why shed stress and harmful emotions? They have a negative impact on us physically, and that impact can build up over timeUnremitting stress, anger, anxiety, or bitterness can “rewire” our brains and predispose us to reactions that we neither want nor needIf left unmanaged and unresolved, they can damage our relationships at home, work, and … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Shedding Stress
How can we transit the difficult times in our lives, with a greater opportunity to thrive? We do this step by step. Here are a few steps you can take now or later this week that may help you to thrive. 1. Recognize when you are experiencing loss, including ambiguous loss. For many, the pandemic … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Step By Step
Every day, especially Friday, is worth celebrating. We all have so much for which to be grateful and filled with thanks. Carpe diem! Image via imgflip.com Image via ziglar.com Image wording via old dead roman dude And now for your Latin lesson for the day: "Carpe carp." Seize the slimy fish!
Ninety-eight years ago, Coca-Cola rolled out a slogan for advertising their product; “the pause that refreshes.” That slogan was in the Coke line-up for much of the 20th century. A few weeks ago I introduced a similar idea, the “One Minute Pause” (OMP). The OMP is taking a minute to interrupt your negative emotions or … Continue reading The Pause That Refreshes
We expected this pandemic would take a year or so, then it would be back to normal. We expected most people to rally to the cause of protecting their neighbors and not their own self-interests. We expected a safer world would return, yet it is getting decidedly less safe. We expected a rest from political … Continue reading (Not So) Great Expectations
More fun in the great summertime outdoors! Well, except for the polar bear in the snow. Always ask before you film someone. Aren't polar bears just so darn cute when they're playful? Like I said, always ask first....